Is the food environment surrounding schools associated with the diet quality of adolescents in Otago, New Zealand?

Emma M. Clark, Robin Quigg, Jyh Eiin Wong, Rose Richards, Katherine E. Black, Paula M L Skidmore

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Abstract

Using a sample of adolescents from schools in Otago, New Zealand, associations between food outlets around schools and dietary quality were investigated. Food outlet environment data were derived using GIS data. Multivariate regression analysis results showed that outlet density, in an 800. m buffer around schools, of cafes and restaurants, supermarkets and takeaways was associated with higher Diet Quality Index scores in boys, and distance to nearest outlet for convenience stores, cafes and restaurants and supermarkets with lower scores for girls. Effect sizes were small, suggesting that the food environment around schools plays a minor role in adolescent diet quality.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-85
Number of pages8
JournalHealth and Place
Volume30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014

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Keywords

  • Diet quality index
  • Food choice
  • Food environment
  • Geographic information system adolescents

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Health(social science)

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Is the food environment surrounding schools associated with the diet quality of adolescents in Otago, New Zealand? / Clark, Emma M.; Quigg, Robin; Wong, Jyh Eiin; Richards, Rose; Black, Katherine E.; Skidmore, Paula M L.

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Clark, Emma M. ; Quigg, Robin ; Wong, Jyh Eiin ; Richards, Rose ; Black, Katherine E. ; Skidmore, Paula M L. / Is the food environment surrounding schools associated with the diet quality of adolescents in Otago, New Zealand?. In: Health and Place. 2014 ; Vol. 30. pp. 78-85.
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